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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Old Editor's voice

You want to know about The Old Editor's advice, dead hogs' asses, and cutting the Lord's Prayer? Go to the Maryland Morning website and listen to the recordings of my latest chat with Sheilah Kast.

Then this evening you can drop by the Apprentice House spring launch of its new titles, The Old Editor Says among them, with the Old Editor on hand, in person.